Promoting Adaptive Anxiety in Children: Confronting the Rising Anxiety Disorders in Children and Youth

 Children, Toronto Charity Events / Posted 2 years ago by Children's Mental Health Ontario / 488 views

Children play and learn in adult-controlled contexts. Anxiety disorders are on the rise as children fall behind in developing their own relationships with school, achievement and the broader world around them.

In this workshop, you will examine the ways counsellors, educators and mental health professionals can help parents stay emotionally present in their children’s lives while respectfully giving them space to develop their own agendas and sense of responsibility. You will gain a healthy perspective on anxiety, in which childhood anxiety is understood as a necessary building block of adaptation and an essential gateway to a child’s creative engagement with the world.

You will learn to:

Recognize the conceptual framework for understanding the emotional challenges children face within the current child-rearing climate

Work with parents caught between the pressure to protect and guide their children, on the one hand and to support their independence and emotional maturity on the other

Work with children and youth who have developed maladaptive forms of anxiety

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